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Golan Heights


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU resident 1991 2-5 breeding pairs A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1991 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1991 20,000 individuals A4i
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR winter 1991 5-10 individuals A1, A4i
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 20,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 medium not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
military -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Golan Heights. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.